The Best Episodes of Jane the Virgin

Chapter Twenty-Two

#1 - Chapter Twenty-Two 8.24

Season 1 - Episode 22

After having false labor, Jane insists that Xo and Rogelio go to Las Vegas to perform their show, but once they are gone the labor turns very real. Xo does everything she can to get back to help Jane, but ends up making Rogelio feel like he’s not part of the family. The truth about Michael and Rafael’s feelings for each other, and Jane, are put aside to help make Jane’s labor easier. With the good news on the birth of Jane’s baby, Alba is excited to tell her special friend. Meanwhile, Petra learns some very important information that concerns Rafael, leaving her to decide if she should tell him.

Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Chapter Twelve

#2 - Chapter Twelve 8.18

Season 1 - Episode 12

Jane gets a big break in her career, but it all seems too good to be true, especially when it involves Rogelio. Rafael is stressed about Sin Rostro’s connection to the hotel and begins to fear for his family’s safety. Meanwhile, Petra’s past is quickly catching up with her and she is disheartened when she learns the truth about someone very close to her.

Directors: Gina Lamar
Chapter Twenty-Three

#3 - Chapter Twenty-Three 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 1

After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi. Despite everything that has happened, Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo and Alba for help, leaving Rafael feeling left out. Meanwhile, Petra is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.

Directors: Brad Silberling
Chapter Twenty-Four

#4 - Chapter Twenty-Four 7.94

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jane is finally in a rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael and Michael and the potential love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo and Rogelio must perform on a cruise ship. Petra and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan and his recent business proposal, but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Alba makes a very big decision that will impact her life.

Directors: Ed Ornelas
Chapter Thirty

#5 - Chapter Thirty 7.91

Season 2 - Episode 8

Jane and Rafael are still at odds with each other as they are about to celebrate Mateo’s first Christmas. Jane discovers that the scholarship she thought she had been awarded isn’t quite that and now needs to find a way to pay for grad school. Rogelio has employed an intern and is having trouble trusting him. Petra is struggling with the latest dilemma her mother has gotten them into. Meanwhile, Michael is trying to find Luisa’s mother who he now suspects is not dead and may be involved with Sin Rostro.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Nine

#6 - Chapter Nine 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jane and Rafael are both concerned about Petra’s true intentions with the baby, especially after they discover one of her shocking secrets. Rogelio is nominated again for a Best Actor award and invites Jane, Alba and Xo to attend the show with him. Xo is about to give up on her dreams, but when she meets her ultimate idol, Paulina Rubio, she has a change of heart. Meanwhile, Michael unveils a huge clue in his ongoing investigation.

Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Chapter Ten

#7 - Chapter Ten 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 10

As a hurricane rips through Miami, Jane is forced to stay at the Marbella, but the storm soon becomes the least of her concerns. When Rogelio hears about Alba’s condition, he rushes to Xo’s side at the hospital to comfort her. Rafael is reinstated as boss, but he is soon faced with a difficult decision regarding layoffs at the hotel. Meanwhile, Michael helps Alba, but does his best to keep it a secret.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Chapter Thirty-Four

#8 - Chapter Thirty-Four 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jane is considering whether or not to take her relationship with Jonathan to the next level and turns to Xo for advice. Xo and Rogelio have their own relationship issues to work out. Meanwhile, as a favor to Rafael, Jane agrees to help Petra by throwing her a baby shower. Luisa is in a terrible car accident, but all is not as it seems. Michael comes to a realization he must share with Jane.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Chapter Thirty-Nine

#9 - Chapter Thirty-Nine 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 17

Jane's bachelorette party doesn't go as she envisioned thanks to input from Xo and Lina. Meanwhile, Rogelio's plans for Michael's bachelor party disrupt Michael's evening with his friends; and Rafael attempts to unearth Derek's true motives.

Chapter Seven

#10 - Chapter Seven 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 7

Jane decides the best thing for her is to stay away from Rafael, but when her friends insist on taking her to the hot new club that he owns, she finds it hard to avoid him. Elsewhere, Xo and Rogelio each have dinner plans, so Rogelio suggests they have a double date, but the evening doesn’t work out as planned. Meanwhile, Petra is once again scheming to make Rafael’s life more difficult.

Directors: Janice Cooke
Chapter Thirty-Six

#11 - Chapter Thirty-Six 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 14

Jane and Michael are back together and Jane wishes she had never left Michael in the first place. Rafael appears to have regressed to his playboy ways and Petra is concerned about him. But Petra is not aware that Rafael is helping Michael find Mutter’s other son, Derek. Rogelio’s new assistant, Paolo, is actually his stalker Lola. Finally, Petra gives birth to the twins.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Twenty-Six

#12 - Chapter Twenty-Six 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 4

As Jane tries to juggle motherhood and school, she forgets to plan Lina’s surprise 25th birthday party leading to friction between the best friends. Rafael tells Jane that he still wants a romantic relationship with her, but she is blindsided when he asks for joint custody. Petra tries to enlist Michael’s help to keep Jane and Rafael apart. Rogelio’s ex-wife, Luciana, is blackmailing him with secrets from years ago to get her role back on “The Passions of Santos.” Meanwhile, Michael gets a new partner and a possible lead in the Sin Rostro case.

Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Chapter Six

#13 - Chapter Six 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jane and Rogelio begin to grow closer until she meets his mean twin teenage stepdaughters, who are determined to make her life miserable. Rogelio insists Xo uses his band for her big performance at the Mirabella Hotel, but the band is not what she was expecting. Elsewhere, Rafael finds himself arrested after Petra files a complaint against him. Meanwhile, Jane is conflicted about the direction of her relationship with Michael and what will be the best choice for her.

Directors: Jann Turner
Chapter Thirty-Three

#14 - Chapter Thirty-Three 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 11

Jane’s crush on Professor Chavez is popping up in her dreams and she needs to evaluate her feelings towards him. Xo and Jane find Liliana’s engagement ring and think that Rogelio is going to propose. Rogelio IS planning to propose, but with a different ring, one that gets swallowed accidentally by Mateo! Michael comes to a realization about Rose and Mutter.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Thirteen

#15 - Chapter Thirteen 7.85

Season 1 - Episode 13

Jane and Rafael are excited to find out the sex of the baby, but a medical issue means Jane might miss her graduation. Xo notices that something is going on with her mother, Alba, but Alba is too embarrassed to talk about it. Meanwhile, Michael thinks he has finally figured out who Sin Rostro is, but he must try to capture him before he slips away.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Chapter Thirty-Eight

#16 - Chapter Thirty-Eight 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 16

A flood hits Jane's home, disrupting her wedding plans with Michael. Meanwhile, Jane and her dad clash over how big a wedding she should have; Rafael objects to Jane moving 45 minutes away with Mateo; and Petra continues to struggle with motherhood.

Chapter Eight

#17 - Chapter Eight 7.84

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jane and Rafael both reveal shocking secrets to each other. Xo is excited when a music producer, Elliot, contacts her to record a demo, but little does she know that Rogelio had a hand in making it happen. Meanwhile, Michael is close to a big break in his case, and Petra finds new was to make Rafael’s life difficult.

Directors: Norman Buckley
Chapter Thirty-One

#18 - Chapter Thirty-One 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 9

Jane’s latest parenting obstacle is sleep training Mateo, a struggle that has the Villanueva woman divided on what is the best method. At the same time, she is beginning her new job as a TA and is faced with a class full of basketball players looking for an easy A. Petra confesses all to Rafael and is determined to put her mother away for good. Rogelio’s mother Liliana comes for a visit and reveals a 40 year old family secret. Meanwhile, Michael discovers the truth about Luisa’s mother and new information about Rafael’s mother. Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll also star. Uta Briesewitz directed the episode written by

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Fourteen

#19 - Chapter Fourteen 7.82

Season 1 - Episode 14

Michael is convinced that Rafael is helping to hide his father, and puts the thought into Jane’s head as well, making her grow suspicious of Rafael’s recent actions. Elsewhere, Jane forces Xo and Rogelio to reveal how they really feel about each other, but neither is prepared for what the other has to say. Petra finds a new way to torture Rafael that even he could not have imagined. Meanwhile, Jane’s friends want to throw her a baby shower, but it brings up some serious questions about her and Rafael’s future.

Directors: Brad Silberling
Chapter Eighteen

#20 - Chapter Eighteen 7.81

Season 1 - Episode 18

Jane unintentionally ruins Rafael’s chances of getting the hotel’s liquor license back, but her attempt to help fix it means missing the Villanueva’s Easter festivities. Rafael gets information about his birth mother from the private detective he has hired, but doesn’t like what he hears. Rogelio’s mother, Sofia, comes for a visit but she and Xo do not have the best history. Alba takes a big step in the romance arena, but is shocked when she learns what Edward does for a living. Meanwhile, Petra becomes more convinced about the secret she thinks she has stumbled upon and enlists Michael’s help to get confirmation.

Directors: Ed Ornelas
Chapter Thirty-Seven

#21 - Chapter Thirty-Seven 7.79

Season 2 - Episode 15

Rafael and Petra are new parents but Petra is already back to work and appears to be not interested in motherhood. Xo has invited Alba's old flame Pablo to visit. This does not sit well with Alba as she believes Pablo is cursed and will bring bad luck. Jane is growing concerned that she can't get in touch with her father, Rogelio, who is being held captive by Lola.

Directors: Melanie Mayron
Chapter Sixteen

#22 - Chapter Sixteen 7.79

Season 1 - Episode 16

Jane is feeling distant from Rafael so she focuses on her writing instead, but is stuck with a case of writers block. When Jane runs into Michael he mentions a romance writing workshop, and she thinks she has found the solution. Petra has a solution to finding a musical performer for the Mirabella’s Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces Rafael to ask Rogelio for help. Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to shadow Michael for real cop experience. Meanwhile, Xo has made a decision about her life with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba.

Directors: Joanna Kerns
Chapter Four

#23 - Chapter Four 7.78

Season 1 - Episode 4

In addition to being overwhelmed with all the wedding planning, Jane begins to feel guilty about her emerging feelings towards Rafael and decides to tell Michael during their pre-wedding counseling. Elsewhere, Rafael and Petra are faced with someone from their past and neither are happy about it. Meanwhile, Rogelio learns about Jane’s impending nuptials and pushes Xo to let him be part of his daughter’s wedding.

Directors: Debbie Allen
Chapter Thirty-Five

#24 - Chapter Thirty-Five 7.78

Season 2 - Episode 13

Jane and Michael are back together – almost! Jane attempts to get Rafael and Michael to reconcile, but it doesn’t go well. While Rafael is sulking over losing Jane, he is ignoring Petra and her pregnancy needs. Xo and Rogelio have broken up over the baby issue, but they are still acting like a couple, something Jane sees as a problem. Rogelio hires a new assistant, Paolo, who appears too good to be true.

Directors: Melanie Mayron
Chapter Two

#25 - Chapter Two 7.77

Season 1 - Episode 2

Jane struggles to keep her unexpected pregnancy from taking over her life, but with her mom Xiomara pressuring her to sue the doctor who accidently inseminated her, and her constant run-ins with the baby’s biological father, Rafael, life is anything but normal. To top it off, Michael’s jealousy about Jane and Rafael’s past leads him to make an unexpected alliance with Petra. Meanwhile, Jane’s own father, Rogelio, is insisting on meeting his daughter, but Xiomara wants to keep the secret from Jane a little while longer.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz